Antony Gormley

ANTONY GORMLEY, ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON, ENGLAND, 2019

21 September - 3 December 2019

This exhibition explores Antony Gormley's wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. It also bring to light rarely-seen early works from the 1970s and 1980s, some of which led to Gormley using his own body as a tool to create work, as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings.

"I want this exhibition to encourage present, first-hand experience. It will concentrate on the body in space: firstly, the viewer's body, through a series of proprioceptive environments that enhance awareness, alertness and sensorial space, and secondly in the presentation of discrete objects that evoke what it feels like to inhabit a human body."

IRON BABY, 1999

IRON BABY, 1999
Cast iron
12 x 28 x 17 cm
Edition of 10 plus 4 APs
Private Collection
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

IRON BABY, 1999

IRON BABY, 1999
Cast iron
12 x 28 x 17 cm
Edition of 10 plus 4 APs
Private Collection
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

'Slabworks' series, 2019

'SLABWORKS' SERIES, 2019
80 mm weathering steel slab
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

'Slabworks' series, 2019

'SLABWORKS' SERIES, 2019
80 mm weathering steel slab
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CORNER, 2019 and PROP, 2019

CORNER, 2019 AND PROP, 2019
'Slabworks' series
80 mm weathering steel slab
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

Early works

EARLY WORKS
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

FULL BOWL, 1977-78

FULL BOWL, 1977-78
Lead
6 x 17 x 17 cm
© the artist
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

LOST HORIZON I

LOST HORIZON I
Cast iron
Each element 189 x 53 x 29 cm (24 elements in this installation)
Installation View, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

CAVE, 2019

CAVE, 2019
8 mm weathering steel
1411 x 1137 x 734 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

MATRIX III, 2019

MATRIX III, 2019
6 mm mild steel reinforcing mesh
710 x 930 x 1515 cm
Installation view, Royal Academy, 2019
© the artist
Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith

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